Michelle Lee Hubbard, 21, of 58 Gables Place, Bridgeport, passed away peacefully, in the arms of her mother, at 11:45 a.m. May 30 2013, at her residence following a courageous effort to defeat cystic fibrosis.
She was born April 28, 1992, at Clarksburg, a daughter of Melvin Zirkle of Belington and Tammy Dawn Boyce of Bridgeport.
She is survived by one sister, Miranda Hubbard and companion, Sonny, of Buckhannon; one brother, Michael Hubbard and fiancee, Gabby, of Fairmont; stepsister, Heather Zirkle of Florida; stepbrother, Vincent Zirkle and wife, Michelle, of North Carolina; maternal grandfather, Richard Boyce and wife, Carol, of West Union; grandmother, Twila Carson of Clarksburg; four uncles, Richard Boyce and companion, Missy, of Fairmont, Dennis Boyce and companion, Brandy, of Fairmont, Kenny Boyce of Fairmont and Todd Purkey and wife, Tasha, of Bridgeport; two aunts, Angie Mahaney and husband, Brian, of Harrisville and Terri-Jo Swiger and husband, Rod, of Wallace; five nephews, Easton, Logan, Mikie, Tyler and Zach; and six nieces, Shelby, Faith, Lilly, Tori Shawni and Chealsa.
She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandfather, Worthy A. Carson; great-grandparents, Oliver and Genelea Boyce; paternal grandparents, Vincent and Lillian Zirkle; and three uncles, Roger Zirkle, Timmy Boyce and Anthony Carson.
Despite living with illness since her early childhood, Michelle shined with a humorous passion to live each day to its fullest. Her beloved Yorkie, Smoky, and her lizard, Gilbert, will miss her immensely. They were a great source of entertainment and comfort for her.
Michelle attended Phillip Barbour High School, where she made many dear friends who have stood by her side and provided valuable support and encouragement. She loved all animals but had a special place in her heart for horses. She enjoyed arts and crafts and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Michelle was deeply spiritual, and she kept her faith throughout her illness.
Friends and family may call at Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 3. A Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Adam Boyd officiating. Entombment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make donations in Michelle's name at the funeral home; donation envelopes will be made available.
Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the Hubbard family. Online condolences may be made at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.